In New Mexico each year, scores of people are killed by drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Fortunately, a new and better trend may be developing. In 2013, the number of DUI-related deaths dropped by 14 percent compared with DUI-related deaths the year before.
Many Albuquerque residents want to do their part to ease congestion on area roads and see bicycling as one way to do that while ensuring a greener future for coming generations. Safety, however, is always an issue when it comes to interactions between bicyclists and motorists.
Americans are getting older as more baby boomers are reaching retirement. Right now, 12 percent of the United States' population is made up of older adults. However, by 2050 the number of older adults in the U.S. will officially outnumber the number of children in the country. As our population here in New Mexico ages, a rising number of healthcare issues can arise. In many cases, older adults need support from those around them in order to be as safe, healthy and happy as possible.
Brain injuries occur every day in New Mexico and the rest of the country as a result of car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents, but also from recreational activities like organized sports.